I just visited Germany for the very first time and I couldn’t have thought of a more pleasant transit for the over Atlantic ride. Departing from the Montego Bay (MBJ), I boarded my flight and touched down in Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) 10-hours later with Condor Airlines.
Condor Airlines Overview
Condor Airlines is a low-cost budget airline operating from the Sangster International Airport in Jamaica to 20 other European destinations. The Thomas Cook partner flies directly from the Montego Bay location to 20 European locations, with Germany (Frankfurt) being one of them. The flights leaving out of Montego Bay are limited however; with trips going out 2 days per week, (Wednesdays & Saturdays).
Whilst, Condor Airlines offers 3-different (flight) classes for the over Atlantic route, I had the pleasure of flying Premium for the long-haul. Afterall, it’s a 10-hr flight— Premium in-flight service, customized meal options, extra-legroom, a comfort-recliner seat is worth the extra cost.
Also, I already have more European destinations to my list before the ending of the year; I appreciate the hassle-free, easy, comfy transits.
Condor Airlines Premium Economy Review
The 10-hour flight route was a very anticipated trip for me, as this would have been my first time visiting Germany. Lucky enough, for the 10-hour long haul, I flew Premium Economy making my transit so much more comfortable on board.
For me, it doesn’t matter where I’m flying or the length in distance, flying premium or business class is always a much more comfortable experience and it doesn’t take much to figure out why. The seats are larger, the meal options are a bit more swank and the service provided is instantly better.
Also, flying Premium or Business with Condor gives you the chance to rack up at least 1250 travel miles. Winning!
Condor Airlines: In-flight Service (Food)
The Premium Class seats 35 passengers. Each of which has their own in-flight entertainment, a breakfast, 4- course dinner menu, snack hour and refreshments in between. Each passenger on board has the option to customize their own meal to either Vegetarian, Vegan, gluten-free or lactose-free.
To kickstart off my journey from Montego Bay, after arriving at my seat I was first greeted with a Condor overnight care package. I love care packages! A pair of socks, toiletries, a water bottle… Shortly after making myself comfy for the long haul, we were presented with the menu. (I’m always so interested to check out the menus of premium/business class flights).
If you’re one of those travellers who look forward to eating on planes, then you should consider spending the extra few dollars for the upgrade.
After we were properly airborne, we were presented with the starter followed by the main meal. Since I am neither vegetarian, vegan, I went straight with the Stewed beef stripes, stewed carrots, mashed potatoes accompanied with a glass of red wine.
Beer, Wine and Spirits are severed complimentary as apart of the premium In-flight service. After my almost 3-years of living in Chile, I’ve grown to appreciate wine so much, so going for this option was a no-brainer. Then, with dessert and then breakfast to follow.
On my return flight back to Montego Bay, my dinner meal consisted of pasta and a portion of meat sauce, potato salad with horseradish and roasted beef. A slice of Cranberry egg cake was served for dessert (which was super tasty by the way).
I was asleep for most of this flight as well. Though, before touching down in Montego Bay, we indulged on some “tea-time”.
Condor Airlines: Inflight Service
I’m never the one to go to sleep on long-haul overnight flights. However, for this transit, I was asleep for about 7hours for each leg. When we landed in Frankfurt I wasn’t even jetlagged, (as I caught up while on board). The staff on board was super friendly and helpful. Though, for my next trip over the Atlantic with Condor, I am already thinking of trying out the Business Class. It’s the upgrade to Premium Economy. Afterall, you cannot have enough space when you are getting prepared to fly on board for 10 hours.